Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring into The Future D.C Stop with Tahereh Mafi, Anna Carey and Veronica Rossi

Jess and I were super excited to see the Spring Into The Future Tour come through our area. We had read/listened to these books and had no idea we'd ever get the chance to meet the authors. There were so many book bloggers in attendance and we even had the chance to briefly say hi to Sash of Sash and Em

Like idiots, we thought the event started at 12:30 when it really started at 3:30 so, we were 4 hours early ! We'd already driven 1 hour and a half to get to the store, so we walked to the waterfront, ate some seafood and browsed a nearby bookstore.

Once we arrived at the store, it got packed pretty quickly. We were lucky to get front row seats. As the event began the authors sipped on tea and let us in on all the inside of writing, publishing and their inspirations.They all had great chemisty and I felt like I could listen to them for hours. It was a great signing. Here are some highlights:

Anna Carey
- Looking forward to reading Shatter Me and Under The Never Sky once she finishes The Eve trilogy
- She wanted to explore stength and how it relates to women in the Eve trilogy
- Best advice to writers: good criticism should feel like an arrow hitting it's mark

Veronica Rossi
- Looking foward to reading Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore
- Cited "The Gift of Fear" as part of her research
- Best advice to writers : Read your work out loud

Tahereh Mafi
- Looking forward to reading Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
- Was locked in a deprivation chamber as research for the character of Juliette
- Best advice to writers: It only takes one yes

They were all so patient with readers, talking to everyone and being so personable. Anna asked Jess's opinion on the audiobook narrator and when the found out we were bloggers they signed extra posters ! We'll be giving those away soon.


  1. Oh this sounds like a lot of fun. We rarely get authors coming through so I love to hear about when others get to attend a signing. And how nice of them to sign extra stuff for your site. Sounds like you all had a good time!

  2. :( I'm glad you had fun. I so wished I could be there. It was like only 20 minutes from my house and I planned to be there. Then I sprained my knee and couldnt walk or drive anywhere and no one would take me and then it all went downhill from there. Oh well I'm glad you had fun.

  3. I've never been to an author event like this, but it sounds great. I've yet to read any of the authors' books, but I want too!! Wow, Tahereh Mafi sounds like a "method" writer (instead of actor), being locked in that deprivation chamber. EEK!

    Sounds like you had a great time, even if you did get there super early, LOL!


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